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What’s on Tap in Silverthorne, October–December 2018:

Published October 3, 2018

As the snowflakes begin to fly, Silverthorne is heating up with an exciting lineup of special events and activities. Here’s what’s on tap in Silverthorne for the coming season:


Silverthorne’s First Fridays Celebrations, the First Friday of Every Month: The Town of Silverthorne is making the first Friday of every month a reason for residents and visitors to get together and celebrate our vibrant community. From arts and food to music and fun, First Friday events showcase the area’s talented makers. Special experiences with artists, chefs, brewers, athletes and entertainers in various locales are open to all.  Upcoming events include:

  • Oct. 5: Absinthe Film’s new “Stay Tuned” film premieres on the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center Lawn & Outdoor Stage. “Stay Tuned” is an independent snowboard film capturing epic moments in true Absinthe manner, from exquisite backcountry riding to creative urban snowboarding. This year’s film includes footage of hometown heroes Red Gerard and Kyle Mack doing what they do best. The event will include live music from the Easy Giants, a California-based band featuring Absinthe snowboarder Chris Emmington who is a main lead in the film. Easy Giant’s music is also featured in the film. There will be food and libations for purchase. The evening will conclude with an after party at Baker’s Brewery featuring live music from Chris Bauer Trio and another film premier; BAF WAX’s snowboard film “Rapido.
  • Nov. 2: Experience the culinary arts in Silverthorne at the Raven at Three Peaks. Enjoy food tastings and pairings from executive chef Nick Mozealous, as well as live music at the beautiful Raven venue.

Visit to stay up to date on First Friday happenings.


Pumpkin Fest, Oct. 7, 2018: Round up the kids and head to Rainbow Park Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., for Silverthorne’s largest community gathering at the free Pumpkin Fest. The Town of Silverthorne’s signature event transforms Rainbow Park into a pumpkin patch with 1,500 free pumpkins and a whole lot of activities.

The Salida Circus returns to perform its family-friendly Spooky Circus from noon–1 p.m. The show enlists its young audience to help make the witches’ brew, and includes Halloween stilt characters, juggling, magic, acrobatics and aerial ghosts.

Other Pumpkin Fest activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, barrel rides, bounce houses, the Cave of Confusion, a face painter, a fall-themed photo booth, a small pumpkin painting station and vendors with interactive games for kids.  Food and drink will also be available for purchase.

This year’s Pumpkin Fest is sponsored by the Town of Silverthorne, Kaiser Permanente, the Outlets at Silverthorne and Renewal by Andersen. Visit for more info.


The Outlets at Silverthorne’s 13th Annual Shopping Extravaganza, Nov. 3, 2018: One of the biggest and best shopping days of the year, The Outlets at Silverthorne’s Annual Shopping Extravaganza is Colorado’s premier shop-for-a-cause event. Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., guests will enjoy a day of food, music, the chance at more than $50,000 in prize drawings and shopping for a good cause. Half of each $25 ticket sold will go directly to the purchaser’s charity of choice. Each ticket includes access to all event activities along with one prize-drawing ticket for the chance at over $50,000 in gift cards and prizes from Outlets at Silverthorne’s top brand-name stores. Beyond supporting local charities, event attendees unlock exclusive deals in addition to Outlets at Silverthorne’s daily savings of 30-70 percent off retail prices. Visit for more details.


Broadway Now & Then, Nov. 9 & 10, 2018: Part of Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Cabaret Series, Broadway Now & Then celebrates the music of the Great White Way. The first act of the night will feature the classic Broadway music we’ve all come to love. A tribute to current Broadway’s new and beautiful music will follow. For ticket information, visit


Celebrations Around the World, Nov. 15, 2018: From 6–8 p.m., join Summit County students as they learn about the cultures that make up our community. Volunteers from our local Latinx, Asian, African, European and Canadian communities will host educational, interactive booths to teach all ages about their native country, language, currency and customs. This event is free and open to the public.


Holiday Bazaar, Dec. 1, 2018: Need a little help finding that perfect one-of-a-kind gift while also getting into the holiday spirit? Head to the Holiday Bazaar at the Silverthorne Pavilion, Saturday, Dec. 1. from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. to discover local artisan treasures that are sure to put a smile on any receiver’s face.  In addition to shopping, the Bazaar features visits from Santa from noon–2 p.m., a holiday dance performance at 10 a.m. and carolers from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Visit for more information.


Holiday Follies, Dec. 19–23, 2018: Once again the Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC) is presenting Holiday Follies, a variety show featuring yuletide classics, comic interludes and audience favorites, with special guest performers to liven up the festivities. Joined by some of the LDTC’s extended family of performers, this Holiday Follies will be a night of Holiday revelry. Yule love it! Visit Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s website for showtimes and tickets,


The Ice Castles in Dillon, Dec. 2019–March 2019: Back for its second season, the impressive Ice Castle in Dillon is perfect for all ages. The castle features tall walls and turrets, slides, interactive features, colorful lighting and live entertainment. Check out for more info.